Create Your Jewelry with Unique, Themed Silver Charms

Do you want to create your jewelry? DIY jewelry-making is not only easier nowadays, but it’s also potentially profitable if you’re thinking of marketing your handmade jewelry on platforms like Etsy or even your website. You can create your jewelry lines with unique themes by using silver charms. Silver charms come with endless variety, and…

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Jewelry-Making with Symbols that Represent Magic

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Symbols that represent magic are pervasive in culture, art, and, yes, jewelry-making. So if you are interested in creating jewelry with holiday charms, spiritual charms, Wiccan and Celtic symbols, love and peace symbols, animal symbols, and more, we’ve created a series of guides to instruct you on what sterling silver charms to use, and what…

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Integrating Jewelry Symbols into Your Work

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Jewelry symbols are just as important as the beads and findings we put in our DIY jewelry creations. So whether you are just starting with creating jewelry or are looking for new inspirations, there’s always something to discover from Xinar’s extensive collection of sterling silver charms. Our silver charms stand the test of time and…

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Jewelry Making Knots & How They Work

When crafting with beads, it is always helpful to be familiar with the basic jewelry making knots that complete different pieces, hold them together, and make them seem friendly and tidy. However, jewelry is all about aesthetics, neatness, balance, and completeness, so it will always boil down to technique. Some knots comprise most of your…

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Techniques and Tools to Help String Beads

Working with supplies and tools to help string beads is probably the first thing on your mind when you become more interested in crafting jewelry items and other beaded creations. But more than the tools to help string beads, you also need to develop the technical talent to precisely working with such small components. Today’s…

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Threading Beads: Memory Wire, Stretch Cord & Multi-Strand Designs

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Using steel memory wire is part of threading beads mastery. This is another stringing material used to construct fast, lovely bracelets and other jewelry. Memory wire is tempered steel that keeps its form if handled with care. It is available in four sizes for various applications. You can use a variety of sterling silver charms…

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Learn How to String Beads on Cord: Necklace Edition

Beaders eventually progress to more complicated designs, and among the most popular designs are multistrand bracelets. Learning how to string beads on the cord is easier if you know the basic techniques and the properties of a stretch cord, which is probably one of the first stringing materials that modern crafters encounter when shopping physically…

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Learning Bead Stringing Techniques

Bead stringing techniques are centered on attaching beads to a “string” — typically flexible beading wire, leather cord, or strong thread — so they may be worn or hung. This is perhaps the earliest method of wearing or exhibiting beads, and it is an excellent location to begin beading. As there are beaders, there are…

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Working with Bead Jewelry Tools for the First Time

The journey to mastering beading and jewelry wouldn’t be complete without encountering and using bead jewelry tools. That’s why it’s so critical for beaders to know what bead jewelry tools to use and when to use them optimally. And let’s not forget that you can’t have the best experience if you don’t have quality beads…

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What are Cord Ends in Jewelry?

Beads strung on beaded threads are transformed into completed jewelry by attaching cord ends and clasps. Cord ends are available in various sizes, shapes, and designs to accommodate cords of varying diameters. Almost often, cord ends are required to connect a clasp to a piece of knotted jewelry. Clasps are also available in many sizes,…

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